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How leaders define challenges technical or adaptive

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'Khun Kriengsak, in your recent column on 'Re-examining Leadership', you mentioned technical problems versus adaptive problems," Khun Sombat says. "What are the implications for leaders?" 

It's a good question, and one that certainly merits exploring further. In my earlier column (Jan 9) I cited the book The Practice of Adaptive Leadership by Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow and Marty Linsky. They write:

"Technical problems may be very complex and critically important, they have known solutions that can be implemented using current knowhow. They can be resolved through the application of authoritative expertise and through the organisation's structures, procedures, and ways of doing things.

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